Story: Soils

Pasture from deforested land

Pasture from deforested land

Conifer–broadleaf forest and associated vegetation originally covered most of New Zealand. These forests were stable for a long period before people arrived in the country, so they provide a legacy of soils high in organic matter.

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Allan Hewitt, 'Soils - Diversity and uniqueness', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 2 March 2024)

Story by Allan Hewitt, published 24 Sep 2007